A teenager has been accused of raping a victim at gunpoint during a home invasion in his hometown of Ridge last month, Suffolk County authorities said.
The case was one of four armed home invasions in as many weeks that detectives are investigating.
In the first case, 17-year-old Raiquon Davis and 29-year-old Steven Calderon allegedly broke into a house on Independence Court in Ridge, where they stole a wallet, cell phone and ID at 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, police said. Davis allegedly raped a victim during the home invasion, although authorities said he claims the sex was consensual.
Davis, who was arrested at 1 p.m. the same day and indicted two days later, pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree rape, attempted rape, criminal sex act, burglary and robbery Oct. 5 at Suffolk County court. Calderon, who was arrested shortly before 11 a.m. the same morning, was charged with robbery and burglary. Judge Fernando Comacho ordered both men held without bail.
Nearly three hours later and 11 miles away from the first home invasion, a victim answered a knock at the door of their Halsey Street home in Port Jefferson Station when the suspect flashed a gun, assaulted one of the victims and stole cash from those inside before they suspect fled, police said. The nature of the injuries the victim suffered was unclear and there was neither an arrest nor description of the suspect.
Two weeks later, a man broke into a home on Corey Place in Huntington Station, where the victim had an altercation with the suspect, who threatened the victim with a gun at 7:40 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, police said. The victim, who did not actually see a gun, was not injured. Police neither arrested the suspect nor had a description of him.
Then, at 2:27 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, John Gonzalez allegedly forced his way through the front door of a Grant Avenue home in Brentwood, where he struck the victim with a baseball bat, police said. The victim was treated at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore. Gonzalez was charged with burglary. His bail was set at $100,000 cash or $300,000 bond.